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Thread: My Sisters Trash Find

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    My Sister & her DH was out walking around their neighbor hood here awhile back. It was the day before trash day. Anyway she saw this table top ironing board in someones trash & went to get it thinking I might like to have it. I now call her a trash digger! LOL Anyway today I redid the cover, here is a before and after shot.

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    Ironing Board After Re-Do
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    so happy your sister dug it out of the trash

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    Great save! I like the new cover.

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    Great find-but the before pic didn't look too bad! Looks like they didn't use it much. I love your cover, though!

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    Beautiful recycling. Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Great find-but the before pic didn't look too bad! Looks like they didn't use it much. I love your cover, though!
    Your right it did not look bad until I took the old cover off and it was very very nasty. Went straight to the trash.

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    I have one of those and love it! I don't always want to be down in the sewing room, so I carry the table top ironing board upstairs and work off my extra wide kitchen island. I make sure I run it back downstairs before DH gets home...:)

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    Wow! Wish my Sis was a Dumpster Diver!

    Great find, and great job or re-covering!

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    One persons trash is another persons treasure. Great find and Great makeover.

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    Such incredible treasures that can be found. Love the new cover it looks wonderful. Inspires me to get a new cover made for my ironing boards. Thanks for sharing.

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    glaD she was able to save it good job on recovering it

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    It is wonderful that you have something nice you can use, but I have to admit I don't like it when the lady down the street goes through my garbage cans.

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    :thumbup: good job recycling

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    great save--that's a nice one!

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    Great find and nice redo!!

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    Great find!

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    great save!

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    lol, I am a certified trash picker! Hubby too. Have a lamp table in my living room that I picked up years ago. Got DD a full sized ironing board for her new apartment a couple weeks ago. Hubby picked up a Hoosier cabinet last week that someone was going to literally throw away! Your sister is right on. Trash picking is the best way to "go green"!

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    love the re-do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet My
    One persons trash is another persons treasure. Great find and Great makeover.
    Your sister did not want another sister?
    Hahaha!
    A hug!

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    Good for you to get it. I use my small tabletop ironing board lots more than my big one.

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    What a great job, both of you. I LOVE it....


    debra

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    awesome

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    Nice find. Beautiful new cover. Smart ladies.

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    Nice

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